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Cat and Milk Studio: artwork by Caroline Devereaux.  Illustration, commissioned art, comics and sketches from an artist in Baltimore, Maryland.

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From the archives: an illustration used promote my old DIY showspace in Baltimore, "The Cat and Milk." 

Armed with a large cup of coffee from The Daily Grind, I parked myself on a bench in Fells Point to brainstorm a good name for my art/illustration business. Many artists use their own name, which is all well and good and classy,  but my own vowel-besotted last name may be too difficult to spell/remember. For branding and marketing reasons, a domain name and Etsy store should be memorable and easy to spell.

For easy business recognition, I tried to work things like pen, paper, pets into the name.  I also wrote down a list of things I like:  cats, history, Hawaii and anything associated with it... This list quickly spiraled out of control into stuff I couldn't use in a [good] business name: napsthe Battle of Stalingrad, elastic waistbands... 

Other people have already claimed a lot of the names I jotted down:
Point Well Taken 

Little island
Paper teapot
Paper Pineapple
Drawn from memory
Heirloom Images

Parrotfish:  Look at that smile. Who wouldn't want this dude on their business card? I want to call him right now!

Parrotfish:  Look at that smile. Who wouldn't want this dude on their business card? I want to call him right now!

And there were some that were still available. 
-- Cat on a bicycle
-- Cozy attic studio
-- Workbench designs
-- Captured by Caroline -- this one was a suggestion! 
-- paper coral
-- pen and pineapple
-- the parrotfish papers
-- penandparrotfish
-- cat and milk 
-- cat on the page
-- pets by hand
-- presentable pets
-- smalltimore studio
-- better cats

-- finer point pets
-- quiet still life
-- cat on a branch
-- tawny cat
-- suitcase still life
-- suitcase sketches
-- box of pencils

By the time I'd finished by coffee, the lunch-rush was beginning to gather on Thames Street. I still hadn't come up with a sure-fire name for this new business endeavor. So, to be continued, I suppose.